Report: NSA programs cover 75% of web traffic in US

The internet may be the last refuge of true liberty in America, as far as people can say just about anything they wish, but just be mindful that it's probable your surfing habits and web presence is under scrutiny - if only by computers. Wall Street Journal: The National Security Agency--which possesses only limited legal authority to spy on U.S. citizens--has built a surveillance network that covers more Americans' Internet communications than officials have publicly disclosed, current and former officials say. The system has the capacity to reach roughly 75% of all U.S. Internet traffic in the hunt for foreign intelligence, including a wide array of communications by foreigners and Americans. In some cases, it retains the written content of emails sent between citizens within the U.S. and also filters domestic phone calls made with Internet technology, these people say. The NSA's filtering, carried out with telecom companies, is designed to look for communications that...(Read Full Post)